taciturn
I adjective brusque, close, closemouthed, curt, dumb, guarded, habitually silent, inarticulate, laconic, mum, mute, pauciloquent, quiet, reserved, restrained, reticent, secretive, silent, sparing of words, speechless, taciturnus, uncommunicative, ungarrulous, unloquacious, unsociable, untalkative, unvocal, withdrawn II index inarticulate, laconic, mute, noncommittal, unresponsive

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  • taciturn — TACITÚRN, Ă, taciturni, e, adj. Care vorbeşte puţin, tăcut din fire, închis în sine, posac. – Din fr. taciturne, lat. taciturnus. Trimis de ana zecheru, 04.12.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  Taciturn ≠ comunicativ, flecar, guraliv, limbut, palavragiu,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Taciturn — Tac i*turn, a. [L. taciturnus: cf. F. taciturne. See {Tacit}.] Habitually silent; not given to converse; not apt to talk or speak. {Tac i*turn*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] Syn: Silent; reserved. Usage: {Taciturn}, {Silent}. Silent has reference to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • taciturn us — index taciturn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • taciturn — (adj.) habitually silent, 1771, back formation from TACITURNITY (Cf. taciturnity) …   Etymology dictionary

  • taciturn — *silent, uncommunicative, reserved, reticent, secretive, close, close lipped, closemouthed, tight lipped Analogous words: *dumb, mute, inarticulate: restrained, inhibited, curbed, checked (see RESTRAIN) Antonyms: garrulous: clamorous (especially… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • taciturn — [adj] uncommunicative aloof, antisocial, brooding, clammed up*, close, closemouthed*, cold, curt, distant, dour, dried up*, dumb, laconic, mum, mute, quiet, reserved, reticent, sententious, silent, sparing, speechless, tight lipped*, unexpressive …   New thesaurus

  • taciturn — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little. DERIVATIVES taciturnity noun taciturnly adverb. ORIGIN Latin taciturnus, from tacitus silent …   English terms dictionary

  • taciturn — [tas′ə tʉrn΄] adj. [< Fr or L: Fr taciturne; L taciturnus < tacere: see TACIT] almost always silent; not liking to talk; uncommunicative taciturnity [tas′ətʉr′nə tē] n. taciturnly adv …   English World dictionary

  • taciturn — [[t]tæ̱sɪtɜː(r)n[/t]] ADJ GRADED A taciturn person does not say very much and can seem unfriendly. A taciturn man, he replied to my questions in monosyllables …   English dictionary

  • taciturn — adjective /ˈtæsɪtɜːn,ˈtæsɪtɝn/ Silent; temperamentally untalkative; disinclined to speak. The two sisters could hardly have been more different, one so boisterous and expressive, the other so taciturn and calm. Syn: reticent, untalkative Ant:… …   Wiktionary

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